Food bank to deliver thousands of pounds of food to Garrett County

Somerset County got about 36, 000 pounds of food from the Maryland Food Bank last week after Hurricane Sandy swept through their area.

Today Garrett County will be on the receiving end.

The food bank plans to bring 34,000 pounds of food to families who are still without heat and electricity.

The food will be delivered through a mobile pantry.

The Garrett County Community Action Center and Grantsville Senior Center will distribute the food between 9 am and 4 pm.

Food will also be given out at the Friendsville Volunteer Fire Department.

The food was purchased as part of a grant approved by Governor Martin O'Malley.

Individuals who need help can call 301-334-9341 for more information.